Public Spaces for Sustainable Urbanization: Proceedings of the 5 October 2015 Conference at UN Headquarters, NY

Edited by Aliye P. Celik, Ashley Simone, H. Oner Yurtseven

Public space is the heart of any community. The physical, mental and spiritual well being of a community’s residents is impacted by the presence, allocation, design and respectful use of public space by citizens. The concept of ‘public space’ has been a topic of discussion and planning since the formation of the very first community. Public space is a critical and essential requirement for sustainable urbanization. As communities grow to become large urban centers, the complexity of making successful public spaces also grows and demands a heightened awareness of designers, planners and policy makers. This book is a collection of presentations and panel discussions that took place at a conference held at UN Headquarters in New York City on 15 November 2015. The contributors are experts who represent a wide range of fields and specializations in the area of sustainable urbanization.
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Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Challenges for Sustainable Urbanization

Edited by Aliye P. Celik, Ashley Simone, H. Oner Yurtseven

This book is the result of an event which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York on 18 May 2016 to bring a positive narrative to the on going large movements of refugees and migrants all over from the perspective of sustainable urbanization.
The idea is to look at the challenges and opportunities, and to solve problems through efforts in humanity, technology, planning, designing, organizing, financing, and maintaining. This book is only an introduction of a vast amount of solutions that can be shared and is expected to be a catalyst for partnerships in the service of migrants, refugees, as well as sustainable urbanization.
Published: September 12, 2016 / 136 Pages
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The Future of Cities: An Integrated Approach to Urban Challenges

Edited by Aliye P. Celik, Maxinne Rhea Leighton, H. Oner Yurtseven

This book is an effort to look at practical ways to achieve an integrated and cross-sectoral approach to sustainable urbanization. Its objective is to give examples of the best practices that are being used to achieve the UN policies in the area of an integrated approach in the development of cities by the local authorities and the planners as well as designers and managers of cities.
This is a very ambitious objective, and the book hopes to engage stakeholders in a global conversation on the implementation aspects of sustainable urban design and where innovative technologies, including information, communication technologies, and systems are used.
Published: September 13, 2016 / 104 Pages
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Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age

Edited by Aliye P. Celik, Roxana Zyman and Rafat Mahdi

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
United Nations, New York, NY 2009
Published: 2009 / 188 Pages
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